Medical

Have medical questions? Ask a doctor online!

Ask a Doctor,
Get an Answer ASAP!

This answer was rated:

Well for the past 6 weeks I have had bouts of daily diarrhea…

Well for the past...

Well for the past 6 weeks I have had bouts of daily diarrhea and gas. 4 weeks ago I had blood drawn to prepare for IVF so completely unrelated. All of my kids had been sick with a stomach bug and diarrhea as well. Theirs cleared up, mine never did. My blood work came back showing eosinophils of 700. I called my primary doctor to schedule an appointment, she scheduled it for 1 month out. Yesterday I ended up in the ER, massive abdominal pain and diarrhea, thought I had appendicitis, buckled over in right sided pain. CT was normal. Eosinophils were 1800. Called my provider, still will not get back to me. All my other lab counts were normal. Not sure what to think.

Doctor's Assistant: In general, how has your health been lately?

Good other than diarrhea and elevated eosinophil count that keeps climbing

Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Medical Question
Answered in 9 minutes by:
3/15/2018
Richard Han
Richard Han, Board Certified MD
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 961
Experience: Physican with over 15 years experience
Verified

Hello my name is***** am a board-certified physician with over 15 years of clinical experience and I am here to help you. I'm sorry to hear about your symptoms. Can you please answer the following for me?

1. Any fevers or blood in the stool? Any weight loss?

2. Have you traveled anywhere lately?

3. Do you have any allergic conditions, asthma, eczema, psoriasis etc.?

Thank you in advance, as these will help me best answer your question.

Ask Your Own Medical Question
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
No fevers or blood in stools. I haven't traveled. I have no allergies. I do occasionally get small eczema patches with stress but do not have any at this time nor have I in several months. About 2 months ago my son and 2 of my daughters went through a course of diarrhea which cleared within a few days. I shortly after began having the same. Daily very loose stools, several per day. After 2 weeks I had my lab work done for IVF where they told me I had elevated eosinophils (700 abs count) but everything else was absolutely normal. My WBC was 5.1. They suggested that with the diarrhea I might have a parasite and to follow up with my doctor. I called and the soonest appointment I could get was 1 month out. About a week ago I noticed the diarrhea had mostly resolved other than occasional incidents. It had definitely improved however. Stools were becoming more formed and less frequent. The day before yesterday I was at work and started feeling not well very quickly, shivering, light headed and ended up having massive total liquid diarrhea multiple times with debilitating right side abdominal pain. I was taken to the ER and had a ct scan and full lab work up, urine, stool. Everything came bak normal except the eosinophils were 1800 now. WBC was 9.1 now. As far as the stool sample I had been pretty emptied out but they were insistent on getting one and I was able to push a very small amount out which they said was negative for parasites although I question the accuracy for the sample size and it being post a complete emptying of my bowels. I called my provider requesting a call back. I got no call back and called again today. She had put a note in my chart, "labs normal, no need to be seen sooner than appointment" I commented that an eosinophil count of 1800 and massive diarrhea for 6 weeks is not normal. I was told they would send a note to the doctor again. Still no response. The ER doctor terrified me. She said well the cause of this is usually either parasites, asthma or cancer and you don't appear to have parasites. Well I don't have asthma so now I am pretty much panicking.
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
I am taking some supplements. I take a multi-vitamin, dhea(prescribed for ivf) melatonin, omega 3, coq10 and royal jelly.
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
My vital signs were all normal HR 57 (normal for me) blood pressure 107/66, temp 98.1, rr 17

Thank you for all that information, I'm reviewing it now, please stand by.

Ask Your Own Medical Question

I'm so sorry for your ordeal! Terrible bed side manner in the ER as well, in my opinion. With no blood in the stool I would be less concerned with cancer, please rest assured. It's true, eosinophils do suggest a parasitic infection of some kind, and you are correct in that with such a small, single specimen being negative for parasites, it's hardly conclusive. Another possibility is an allergic inflammation of the intestines known as eosinophilis gastritis/enteritis/colitis, depending on the location, stomach, small or large intestines. That would explain chronic diarrhea with elevated eosinophils. I would certainly push with your primary care doctor to get in sooner, or consider finding a new primary physician. Consultation with a gastroenterologist would probably also be most helpful to consider endoscopy and biopsy of some kind for a definitive diagnosis.

Can I help with anything else today?

Ask Your Own Medical Question
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
do you think the diarrhea and eosinophil count are related? Also as far as gastritis/enteritis/colitis possibility is that more likely acute or chronic? If it were parasitic and I am treated, how long does it take for the eosinophil count to return to normal? Weeks? Months? I am having a lack of faith in my care team at this time and want to make sure I have the knowledge to direct my care to some extent.

I do believe your diarrhea and eosinophils are related, both have been too significant for a long time together. Parasitic infections are acute and once correctly treated quickly resolve with eosinophils falling in a few weeks. Eosinophilic gastritis/enteritis/colitis is more of a chronic condition that would likely require chronic treatment and monitoring, but can be very variable from person to person. I completely understand and agree with you becoming more acquainted with your health and in control of your own care and hope my answers have you empowered you somewhat. Please let me know if you have any other questions.

If you have no further questions, please accept the answer by leaving a 5 star positive review. Thank you and have a great day.

Richard Han
Richard Han, Board Certified MD
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 961
Experience: Physican with over 15 years experience
Verified
Richard Han and 87 other Medical Specialists are ready to help you
Ask your own question now
Was this answer helpful?
Ask Richard Han Your Own Question
Richard Han
Richard Han
Richard Han, Board Certified MD
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 961
961 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Physican with over 15 years experience

Richard Han is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

I feel so much better today, and upon further investigation believe that there is a chance that the responses I got saved me from a serious, even life threatening situation. I am very grateful to the experts who answered me.

Susan O.USA

I can go as far as to say it could have resulted in saving my sons life and our entire family now knows what bipolar is and how to assist and understand my most wonderful son, brother and friend to all who loves him dearly. Thank you very much

Corrie MollPretoria, South Africa

I thank-you so much! It really helped to have this information and confirmation. We will watch her carefully and get her in for the examination and US right away if things do not improve. God bless you as well!

ClaudiaAlbuquerque, NM

Outstanding response time less than 6 minutes. Answered the question professionally and with a great deal of compassion.

KevinBeaverton, OR

Suggested diagnosis was what I hoped and will take this info to my doctor's appointment next week.
I feel better already! Thank you.

ElanorTracy, CA

Thank you to the Physician who answered my question today. The answer was far more informative than what I got from the Physicians I saw in person for my problem.

JulieLockesburg, AR

You have been more help than you know. I seriously don't know what my sisters situation would be today if you had not gone above and beyond just answering my questions.

John and StefanieTucson, AZ

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Family Physician

Family Physician

Doctor

2,592 satisfied customers

Emergency Medicine and Family Practice for over 26 years

Dr. Ketch

Dr. Ketch

Board Certified Physician

76 satisfied customers

Medical Degree, Former Assistant Professor at School of Medicine at Yale University

DrRussMD

DrRussMD

Board Certified Physician

51,780 satisfied customers

Internal Medicine--practice all of internal medicine, all ages, family, health, prevention, complementary medicine, etc.

Dr Basu

Dr Basu

Experienced Specialist

20,746 satisfied customers

MD

Dr. David

Dr. David

Board Certified Physician

224 satisfied customers

Treat children/young adults, former chief resident, multiple publications

Dr. D. Love

Dr. D. Love

Doctor

17,463 satisfied customers

Family Physician for 10 years; Hospital Medical Director for 10 years.

Dr Chip (M.D.)

Dr Chip (M.D.)

Doctor

14,592 satisfied customers

20 yrs. in practice, includinge surgery, general medicine, addiction medicine and pain.

< Previous | Next >

Related Medical Questions
I have fluid retention below the knee and to the inside on
I have fluid retention below the knee and to the inside on both legs. My doctor isn't concerned, but it bothers me. The "pouches" (as I call them) seem to get fuller as the day goes by. What can be ca… read more
Dr. David
Dr. David
Radiation Oncology Attending Director
Post-Doctoral Degree
13,169 satisfied customers
I am getting a very high pulse rate of 142 - 160 at resting
I am getting a very high pulse rate of 142 - 160 at resting but my blood pressure is constant at about 137/88. It has been like this for the past 3 hours. I am 64 years old am 5ft 7 in tall and weigh … read more
Dr Uzair
Dr Uzair
FCPS (R) General Surgery
M.B.,B.S. FCPS
3,788 satisfied customers
Symptoms-Feeling very very hot on the INSIDE! But no temp.
Symptoms-Feeling very very hot on the INSIDE! But no temp. Other Vitals are BP 145/107 on Diovan, HR 122 with prn ateniol (sp), RR about 14. Meds IT pump for lower back pain placed 6 years ago. Robinu… read more
dr.sehr
dr.sehr
Doctoral Degree
252 satisfied customers
Having an issue with my blood pressure. Not on any
had a full physical about a year ago all was fine around 140 went to dentist today 171 … read more
Onlinedoc
Onlinedoc
B.A.M.S.(Bachelor of Ayurveda Medicine & Surgery)
3,315 satisfied customers
Is there a fee to answer my? High blood pressure. given
high blood pressure. given linsendopil htzc 5mg then narvasc 5mg did not take either cause of bad side effects anything better safer side effects. … read more
Dr.Saleem
Dr.Saleem
Consultant Cardiologist
Doctoral Degree
804 satisfied customers
Dizzy- taking blood pressure medication (Lisinopril) but
Dizzy- taking blood pressure medication (Lisinopril) but today blood pressure is erratic - running 83/60 and 84/62 with a fast pulse(98). Have been on medication for almost two months- dizzyness has i… read more
Dr. Phil, MD
Dr. Phil, MD
Internal Medicine Physician
Doctoral Degree
2,746 satisfied customers
On Blood Pressure What is to low Mine is 94 / 54. No
No medication for this. I started Levaquin today but blood was low before medication started. … read more
Onlinedoc
Onlinedoc
B.A.M.S.(Bachelor of Ayurveda Medicine & Surgery)
3,315 satisfied customers
I took a blood pressure reading at a local pharmacy
I took a blood pressure reading at a local pharmacy (machine) and the average came out to be 173/43 which sounds strange. Is this reading very bad, okay, or good? … read more
Dr Chip (M.D.)
Dr Chip (M.D.)
Doctor
M.D.
14,592 satisfied customers
My blood pressure is 155/80 is that enough to be worried
My blood pressure is 155/80 is that enough to be worried about? … read more
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Consultant Surgeon and Sports Medicine
Post-Doctoral Degree
33,489 satisfied customers
My doctor prescribed amlodipine besylate for blood pressure
My doctor prescribed amlodipine besylate for blood pressure the other day. I regularly take nadolol 80mg for A-fib and Losartan potassium for blood pressure. I took my first dose of amlodipine besylat… read more
Dr Uzair
Dr Uzair
FCPS (R) General Surgery
M.B.,B.S. FCPS
3,788 satisfied customers
How much blood pressure is the quality of the heart attack
How much blood pressure is the quality of the heart attack and decrease in the hour of injury… read more
Sumanth Amperayani
Sumanth Amperayani
Consultant Paediatrician
Master\u0027s Degree
569 satisfied customers
My blood pressure is 80 over 41, My blood pressure is 80
My blood pressure is 80 over 41 JA: What are your symptoms? Have you used any medication for this? Customer: My blood pressure is 80 pic JA: Have you seen a doctor about this? Customer: My lasortin wa… read more
Dr SS
Dr SS
Doctoral Degree
12,327 satisfied customers
I take clonidine and metoprolol for high blood pressure and
I take clonidine and metoprolol for high blood pressure and spells of racing heart beats,should I feel so bad all the time, and can not sleep but very little?.the medicine seems too work but feel bad.… read more
Dr SS
Dr SS
Doctoral Degree
12,327 satisfied customers
My blood pressure is registering the following readings:
My blood pressure is registering the following readings: … read more
Dr SS
Dr SS
Doctoral Degree
12,327 satisfied customers
Blood pressure Ned's only slightly lower my blood pressure
Blood pressure Ned's only slightly lower my blood pressure to 180/95.. What else can I do? … read more
Dr Chip (M.D.)
Dr Chip (M.D.)
Doctor
M.D.
14,592 satisfied customers
I take blood pressure pills which controls my blood pressure
I take blood pressure pills which controls my blood pressure pretty well.. Today I feel light headed and pulse is up .. My blood pressure is 157.. Is there something I can eat or do that will bring it… read more
Dr.Saleem
Dr.Saleem
Consultant Cardiologist
Doctoral Degree
804 satisfied customers
Looking for info about if Tramadol LOWERS blood pressure.
Looking for info about if Tramadol LOWERS blood pressure. … read more
Dr.Sawhney
Dr.Sawhney
Post-Doctoral Degree
6,452 satisfied customers
Is it possible to have high blood pressure and it not be a
is it possible to have high blood pressure and it not be a problem? … read more
Onlinedoc
Onlinedoc
B.A.M.S.(Bachelor of Ayurveda Medicine & Surgery)
3,315 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x